This beer is a Belgo-Imperial Stout aged in a new French Oak barrel for over 7 months. The Belgain yeast imparts flavors of dark fruits – plumb, cherry, red apple – which blend nicely with the dark malt’s chocolate notes. The French oak adds a new dimension and is a nice backdrop for all of the other flavors. As it continues to age sherry-like flavors develop and gain more prominence.
The rum and oak marry perfectly with the deep fruit and roasted notes from the beer.
Grain: floor-malted Maris Otter, Munich malt, flaked barley, oats, roasted barley, chocolate malt, crystal malt, honey malt, Special B, aromatic malt
Hops: Willamette, East Kent Golding
OG: 21.5 Plato
kp (10887) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 25, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Name: Thor, Nouveau
Date: May 27, 2010
Appearance: solid black, big tan head
Aroma: big roasted oak aroma, fruity sweetness, hint of fruit inspired tartness
Flavor: sweet roasted flavor, lots of sweet fruity esters, dark fruits, nice touch of oak, bitterness follows the roasted
Overall: oak is much more prominant in the aroma than the flavor but adds a nice complexity to the flavor
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 13/20
Score: **+ /4
badlizard (5520) - Berkeley, California, USA - JUL 10, 2010
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Black with a fizzy light brown head. Good strong whiskey chocolate and oak aroma. Tastes of chocolate caramel roasted coconut and whiskey taste with an alcoholic finish.
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